Dr. Ajay Amar, founder of Austin GMAT Review, holds a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management.
Dr. Amar brings in-depth knowledge and experience from the corporate world as well as academia. A veteran of semiconductor industry, he is best known for leading his organizations with an integrated vision of strategic operations, optimizing product costs, and driving risk-benefit analytical thinking within the industry. Dr. Amar credits his education for his success in business and management.
Dr. Amar has a long-time commitment to academic excellence. In his early years at the University of California, he worked as teaching assistant to a renowned Nobel Laureate. He subsequently won Berkeley's prestigious Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award.
A published researcher, Dr. Amar has taught and mentored students who have gone on to business schools, medical schools, and other graduate programs. His abiding belief in the value of a high-quality education is the foundation of our company.
It will come as no suprise to anyone who knows David Lyon that he achieved a perfect GMAT verbal score of 51 and a total GMAT score of 780 (99th percentile). After all, David holds bachelor's and master's degrees from MIT, and he has helped guide many students from Monterrey to raise their own GMAT verbal scores.
In addition to teaching GMAT classes at Austin GMAT Review, David holds strong philanthropic interests. David's community work includes his current involvement as the principal of Big Picture Social Impact Consulting, and an advisory board member for Tomberg Family Philanthropies, which works on issues such as education, health, and poverty. In the past, he was managing director of fundraising for a non-profit organization for at-risk youth.
David brings his talent for test-taking and his passion for teaching to the GMAT classes that he leads in Austin and Monterrey, México, where he teaches the GMAT Verbal Course. David also runs our excellent GRE preparation course in Austin.